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08-31-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,188
Posted By BillK

Count me in (if ccorlew agrees).

Count me in (if ccorlew agrees).
08-31-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,196
Posted By BillK

1. Diet Coke (and no, I'm not kidding) 2. ...

1. Diet Coke (and no, I'm not kidding)
2. Chips
3. Ice cream
08-28-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By BillK

Well, it's Sunday evening. Ms. Irene (hurricane...

Well, it's Sunday evening. Ms. Irene (hurricane or tropical storm, your pick) passed through Saturday evening. We did receive LOTS of rain here in the D.C. suburbs as well as some strong winds, but...
08-27-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By BillK

It's just been a warm, steady rain here in the...

It's just been a warm, steady rain here in the D.C. area so far (i.e., no wind). But don't bother going to the hardware stores...they're already out of flashlights, batteries, generators, sump pumps...
08-24-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 907
Posted By BillK

Waaaay back in 1982, I was sitting in a lazy boy...

Waaaay back in 1982, I was sitting in a lazy boy watching TV in basement of my girlfriend's family home. I heard something strange, turned my head and saw a long low ripple coming across the...
08-24-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 907
Posted By BillK

I too work in the D.C. area....and yes, I felt...

I too work in the D.C. area....and yes, I felt it. The unfunny part was that I'd just gotten onto an elevator and the door were in the process of closing when it hit. It felt like the car was...
08-24-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BillK

CaCycling.... I was able to confirm your...

CaCycling....

I was able to confirm your opinion. With the help of the Mirrycle installation instructions, I was able to find where Shimano hides the STI lever model number (hint, it's under the...
08-24-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BillK

Thanks CACycling. Yes, it's a 10-speed (I was in...

Thanks CACycling. Yes, it's a 10-speed (I was in the act of adding that fact to my post when you chimed in).
08-24-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By BillK

Which model STI lever?

I interested in purchasing a Mirrycle Road Mirror (http://www.mirrycle.com/road_mirror.php) and I'm sure it will fit (since my Specialized Roubaix Expert Double is from 2006). But it got me...
08-21-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 852
Posted By BillK

Most of my training rides are fairly sheltered,...

Most of my training rides are fairly sheltered, so I really don't care about wind so much as high temperatures and the possibility of thunderstorms. And the only century I ride is the annual event...
08-14-11, 06:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,735
Posted By BillK

As others have said....."yes", it's a lie. And...

As others have said....."yes", it's a lie. And "no", you probably won't go to hell over it (i.e., it's not likely to be the last straw). On the other hand, think about the impact of telling the...
08-14-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By BillK

First, I'm glad you're okay. Second, I'm glad...

First, I'm glad you're okay. Second, I'm glad your bike is undamaged. Third, I hope the cops find the woman.....in that order.
08-14-11, 05:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,343
Posted By BillK

I won't speak for the whole forum, but doing away...

I won't speak for the whole forum, but doing away with all my cars isn't a fascination of mine. If I happened to retire to a sleepy little town wide roads, low traffic, and a central grocery store...
08-11-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,748
Posted By BillK

That is a double tragedy. I always carry my...

That is a double tragedy.

I always carry my cell phone (with an ICE #) when I ride, as well as my Road ID ankle bracelet, but I like your idea of carrying more than one ICE contact number.
08-11-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 850
Posted By BillK

Jinx TromboneAl... ;-) Sorry...couldn't...

Jinx TromboneAl... ;-)

Sorry...couldn't help it.
Forum: Foo
08-10-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,039
Posted By BillK

I used 0.8mm and then 0.5mm mechanical pencils in...

I used 0.8mm and then 0.5mm mechanical pencils in college. Then after graduation, I migrated to fountain pens (to help balance my extensive keyboard usage). Unfortunately, finding a XF (as in extra...
08-10-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 850
Posted By BillK

I'm glad you're okay...although witnesses would...

I'm glad you're okay...although witnesses would have qualified you for Tombay status (IMHO).

My last Tombay move was several years ago at the start of a ~20 mile trail ride with my entire family,...
08-10-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 921
Posted By BillK

Congrats! P.S. You have every right to be...

Congrats!

P.S. You have every right to be proud. Keep up the good work.
08-10-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,129
Posted By BillK

I'm just glad he's doing okay and hope he heals...

I'm just glad he's doing okay and hope he heals fast.
08-10-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,199
Posted By BillK

Rules....there ain't no stinkin' rules! ...

Rules....there ain't no stinkin' rules!

Okay...forget I said that. The one rule the 50+ group tends to adhere to, better than most, is respecting others and answering questions in a kind,...
08-10-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,164
Posted By BillK

I installed a pair on my first road bike (a Marin...

I installed a pair on my first road bike (a Marin Portofino) after my first accident (long story), but slowly discovered that I couldn't stop as fast (i.e., put as much pressure on the brake pads)...
06-19-11, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By BillK

Happy Father's Day

To all you Dads out there :D
04-16-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By BillK

I suspect the answer would generally be "no",...

I suspect the answer would generally be "no", since there's generally not a lot of room in an ambulance, but you might be able to convince a police officer or fireman to take it.

I base this on my...
04-03-11, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,323
Posted By BillK

I remember when the remnants of a hurricane blew...

I remember when the remnants of a hurricane blew through MD right as I was riding the Sea Gull Century. It was raining so hard the water ran down inside my helmet, hit the inside of my clear lenses...
Forum: Foo
03-21-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By BillK

"Huge PITA here in central MD" Trust...

"Huge PITA here in central MD"

Trust me....there's also a huge PITA here near D.C. My wife has been killing off two, three, up to four a day for I don't know how long.
02-22-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,473
Posted By BillK

Being a woodworker (& tool junkie), I knew there...

Being a woodworker (& tool junkie), I knew there had to be other choices. A quick search of Amazon for "roll up tool pouch" yielded 44 hits, including this...
02-21-11, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,473
Posted By BillK

This person made their own...

This person made their own (http://www.flickr.com/photos/absenter/3776446699/).
02-19-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By BillK

Thanks everyone for their advice. Instead of...

Thanks everyone for their advice. Instead of going down the CR123A/RCR123A route, I went with a pair of TrustFire LiOn 18650 (2400mAh) batteries and a new ShiningBeam-S-mini-XP-G...
01-30-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By BillK

Thanks Litespeedlouie for the explanation....it...

Thanks Litespeedlouie for the explanation....it makes sense that the presence of protection circuits lessens the space for chemicals.

As I said above, I'll think I'll stick with AAs for now and...
01-30-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By BillK

Thanks MechanicalMan. socalrider, I have two...

Thanks MechanicalMan.

socalrider, I have two different Romisen models now. A single RC-N3 Q5 and two, newer RC-N3-II-NWs...
01-30-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By BillK

CR123 Battery Question

I've purchased a few Romisen flashlights from Shiningbeam (http://www.shiningbeam.com) and like them a lot. I'd been using rechargeable AA batteries to power them up until now, but received a free...
01-29-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,506
Posted By BillK

I store mine in the basement. Like NOS88, I...

I store mine in the basement. Like NOS88, I purchased one of the Performance Bike's two bike racks, but then added a third & fourth set of arms (to carry a unfinished frame and one spare).
01-22-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BillK

Just wanted to report that coleen c's recommended...

Just wanted to report that coleen c's recommended Philmore Right Angle plug was exactly what I needed. Once the plug arrived, I purchased a small "Motor Trend" 3-in-1 cigarette outlet unit at my...
01-02-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BillK

Thanks colleen....I found a source at Cables &...

Thanks colleen....I found a source at Cables & Connectors (http://www.cablesandconnectors.com/01800-01.HTM) without a minimum order.
01-02-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BillK

Thanks no motor. Actually, I don't think I'd...

Thanks no motor.

Actually, I don't think I'd have to go custom. Powerlet sells a cigarette-insert-to-powerlet-socket-metal-adapter (looks like the entire unit fits inside a standard cigarette...
12-30-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BillK

Thanks colleen! The right-angle unit should meet...

Thanks colleen! The right-angle unit should meet my minds nicely. As you point out, though, I'll likely have to find it elsewhere if I can.
12-30-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By BillK

A little off topic....

I generally love my '09 RAV4, but one really annoying feature is that they built one of the cup holders DIRECTLY in front of the cigarette lighter....where, of course, I plug in my adapter to power...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,927
Posted By BillK

I too remember the saga....from...

I too remember the saga....from beginning...through the rough "middle years"....all the way until now. Congrats Rad.
05-04-10, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By BillK

FYI...the post has been flagged for removal.

FYI...the post has been flagged for removal.
04-26-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By BillK

I love my Bike Eye...

I love my Bike Eye (http://www.bike-eye.com/about.html). I tried a few helmet/sunglasses-based rear view mirrors but found them too small and hard to use (vibration). The Bike Eye attaches to your...
04-11-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,751
Posted By BillK

My rant is the often repeated phrase, "you've...

My rant is the often repeated phrase, "you've got"...
Forum: Foo
04-10-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,108
Posted By BillK

Best wishes Tom! Get well soon.

Best wishes Tom! Get well soon.
03-16-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,806
Posted By BillK

Be careful of generalizations. I'm almost 53, am...

Be careful of generalizations. I'm almost 53, am one of the few here that attended both preschool AND kindergarten, and my Mom didn't work outside the house from before I was born until my youngest...
03-07-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By BillK

Not a "zipper" as you put it, but keep up the...

Not a "zipper" as you put it, but keep up the great work!
02-22-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By BillK

Sounds familiar. Unfortunately, in my case, I...

Sounds familiar. Unfortunately, in my case, I was the one deemed "at fault", so not only did I need to replace my bike, my homeowner's insurance had to pay to repair the large dent/scratch I put...
02-11-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By BillK

+1,000,000 We've had 40+ inches in the D.C....

+1,000,000

We've had 40+ inches in the D.C. suburbs over the last five days (two different storms). I dutifully shoveled out my two car driveway from the first storm (26-28"), then dug our way...
02-10-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By BillK

The same can be said of the Wash D.C....

The same can be said of the Wash D.C. area....we're on the second of two back-to-back winter storms. The first one brought 24+ inches of snow starting last Friday evening. We managed to clear our...
02-02-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By BillK

Oh me oh my... ...

Oh me oh my...

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01-18-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,730
Posted By BillK

52....at least for the next few months!

52....at least for the next few months!
12-25-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 904
Posted By BillK

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2010! ...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2010!

We're still digging out from ~20 inches of snow here in D.C., so no riding right now. Guess I'll just have to start the new year on my trainer.
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